Downtown Cornerstone Blog
Sep 20
2012

Fall Sock Drive

City Life, News


Downtown Cornerstone is happy to partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM) during their Fall Giving Campaign by collecting socks at our Sunday gatherings! Beginning this Sunday, Sept 23rd, please bring in any new pairs of men’s, women’s or children’s socks to drop in the marked donation bins. Our goal is to raise 500 pairs of socks by the end of October. This means that if 83 people purchase just one 6-pack of socks, we can reach our goal! Be sure to print up this poster to hang in your break room or apartment building to spread the word.

One of the seven distinctives of DCC is RENEWAL. We believe that out of personal gospel renewal, urban renewal will flow, as the very spiritual, social and cultural fabric of Seattle is redeemed. We love this city, and are called to be salt and light in both word and deed. Will you join us?

If you’d like to partner with the UGM by donating more than just socks, find more info here.

What is Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission?
    UGM is the only shelter in Seattle that offers three meals a day, 365 days a year.
    The Mission serves an average of 1,400 meals a day.
    It costs an average of $1.92 to feed a hungry man, woman or child a single meal.
    UGM has one of the few family shelters that accepts boys through age 18.
    UGM’s Women and Children’s Shelter sleeps an average of 72 women and children each night.
    The Mission provides meals, shelter, clothing, homework assistance, counseling and educational field trips for homeless children.
    Approximately 20 percent of Mission staff were once program residents.

Watch the video below to learn more about where your socks are going.